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Archive for May, 2011

Burning your Windows Embedded Standard 7 ICE to disk

when you have created your configuration in ICE, you might want to burn it to disk, to do this, from the tools menu, hover over “Create Media” then click “Create IBW image from answer file”.

this will then create a folder with all the things needed to create a disk.

to create the disk, you can either follow the guide http://www.windowsvalley.com/how-to-create-windows-7-bootable-dvd-using-nero/

or open the windows PE command prompt and use the tool oscdimg.

e.g. oscdimg -n -bc:\WindowsEmbeddedMediaShare\BOOT\ETFSBOOT.COM C:\WindowsEmbeddedMediaShare
C:\MyEmbeddedDisk.iso

some other neat tricks can be found in the pdf: http://www.intervalzero.com/pdfs/MiniTutorial_RTX_WES7_ICE.pdf

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Enabling Windows embedded standard 7 HORM

Packages needed

1. “Enhanced Write Filter” (“FeaturePack” => “Embedded Enabling Features” => “Enhanced Write Filter”)
2. “Embedded Windows 7 Boot Environment” (“FeaturePack” => “Boot Environments” => “Embedded Windows 7 Boot Environment”)
This package contains the HORM aware boot binaries necessary to make HORM work. Do not use the native boot binaries in the peer package (“FeaturePack” => “Boot Environments” => “Windows 7 Boot Environment”)
3. Useful utilities such as shutdown.exe, regedit, diskpart etc
3a.”Power Management” (“FeaturePack” => “Management” => “Power Management”)
3b. “System Management” (“FeaturePack” => “Management” => “System Management”)

Preferrably resolve all optional dependencies as well. Build and install the image containing these packages. Follow these steps to configure HORM post install

(4) Enable hibernation
> powercfg.exe /h ON

(5) Disable false bootstat warnings
> bcdedit.exe /set {current} bootstatuspolicy ignoreallfailures

(6). Enable EWF on all partitions
> ewfmgr.exe /all /enable

(7) Restart to have the command take effect
> shutdown.exe /r /t 0

(8). Activate HORM
> ewfmgr.exe C: /activatehorm

(9). Capture the HORM state by hibernating the machine once
> shutdown.exe /h

(10) Resume the machine and start using HORM. At this point each restart should result in a resume from the state captured in the previous step

(11) If you wish to deactivate HORM
> ewfmgr.exe C: -deactivatehorm

(12) If you wish to disable ewf (disable HORM first)
> ewfmgr.exe /all /disable
followed by a restart

Windows embedded standard 7 on VMware workstation

when trying to install an embedded standard 7 image on VMware workstation, make sure to add the SCSI driver to the image, or change the hard drive type to IDE. if you dont do this you will receive a stop 0x0000007b error when installing.

CNC Resources

OK, so I am looking into building a CNC machine.

So I thought I’d show the resources I have found so far…

CNC Resources
http://www.cnccookbook.com
http://rockcliffcnc.com
http://machsupport.com
http://buildyourcnc.com
http://www.neo7cnc.com

CNC Forums
http://www.cnczone.com/forums
http://www.mechmate.com/forums

CNC Shops
http://www.worldofcnc.com
http://www.cnc4you.co.uk

Control Systems

http://dynomotion.com/Help/
http://www.ajaxcnc.com/mach_cnc_systems.htm

Aluminum parts suppliers

http://www.hepcomotion.com/en/literature-psd-screw-driven-linear-actuator-pg-16-get-24

Particually the layout: http://www.hepcomotion.com/en/view-pg-21-view-611

Picture of a possible control box layout

Videos
http://www.youtube.com/user/momusCNCdesign#

This is a future project, so as it is here, maybe I wont forget!!!

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